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Karl Kalbacher, PG, TFG Director of Environment, Economics & Grant Services at The Ferguson Group (TFG) will moderate the “Available Grant Funding – Rural Maryland Council” session at the 15th Annual Governor's Grants Conference on  October 21, 2019 in College Park, Maryland at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This annual Governor's Grants Conference brings together 600 + statewide grant professionals for affordable, targeted professional development to increase capacity for grant awards and compliance.

TFG will also have a display booth at the Conference so be sure to come by a visit! To learn more about the Governor's Grants Conference and to register for the event please click here

TFG is pleased to announce that the City of St. Petersburg, FL EPA was awarded FY 2019 Clean Fuel Diesel grant application.  The City requested grant funding to replace aging diesel-fueled sanitation trucks with compressed natural gas trucks.  The City was initially informed by EPA of their grant award in the amount of $888,235. EPA recently revised their grant award to the City to $1,510,701!  With this additional funding St. Petersburg will be able to accelerate the conversion of the sanitation truck fleet to CNG.  TFG wrote the grant on the City’s behalf.

On February 21, 2019, the Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy published in the Federal Register its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to invite applications from State and local governments for awards under the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA), which was signed into law on February 9, 2018.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which 26 projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. The program is a competitive grant program that was included in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) to provide funding for nationally significant highway, bridge, and freight projects. 

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Learn more about the selected projects here.
The application period for the 2017 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants will open on February 12, 2018 and will close March 16, 2018. Now is the time to begin preparing your application!
EPA Announces 12 Applicants for FY 2017 WIFIA

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially announced the projects selected to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. WIFIA provides low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects investing in water infrastructure including wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and water recycling.

184 Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Funding to Hire Community Policing Officers
On October 3, 2016 the Department of Justice awarded $119 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). Funding was dispersed across 184 law enforcement agencies with the purpose of hiring and rehiring entry-level career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. This year, over 900 law enforcement positions were created or saved as a result of CHP.
DOT Announces Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Awardees
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced awardees for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.  Sixty-one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country received a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities. Was your community one of the lucky applicants?
FASTLANE Grant Program Awardees Announced
This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) notified the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Environment and Public Works committees that it intends to award a total of $759.2 million to 18 transportation projects under its newly created “FASTLANE” grant program. The projects selected range in size from $5 million to upgrade an interchange in a Seattle suburb to $165 million for a series of multimodal improvements to the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia.

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